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NEWS  

North American Mobeds Council (NAMC) and FEZANA

are jointly sponsoring a one day seminar on:

 
 
- EXPLANATION OF THE LOGO
- EVENT
- PROGRAM
- SPEAKERS
- WHEN & WHERE
- ACCOMMODATION
- TRANSPORTATION
- REGISTRATION FORM & FEES
- DONATIONS

- SPEAKER'S PROFILE & SPEECHES
- DIRECTIONS & MAP
   

 
 

EXPLANATION OF THE LOGO

 
       

Zoroastrian rituals often evolved in isolation, regionally in Zarathushti enclaves in India and Iran. Today however we have to think about the ritual evolution in universal terms as represented by the globe of the world.

Thus the Atash in the Globe - The Atash has 6 spikes, representing the six continents that are different from one another - suggesting the variations that need to be tolerated and permitted for different regions.

You see the "Chipyo" and the "Chamach" are the representation of the Alat that is utilized in the consecration of the sacred fire.

The two shaded portions represent the human hands cupping the fire, indicating the reverence paid to the consecrated by Zarathushtis and the performing clerics.


We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Miss. Kamalrukh Katrak in designing and providing an explanation for the logo. We also gratefully acknowledge the expertise of Mr. Mehrdad, a professional Web Page Designer and Administrator of this Web Page.

 

 
       

EVENT

 
       

Knowledgeable and experienced speakers such as Ervad Pervez Bajan (India), Professor Michael Stausberg (Heidelberg), Professor Almut Hintze (London), Dr. Pallan Ichaporia (U.S.A.), Ervad Kamran Jamshidi (Sweden), Ervad Mazda Antia and others will present papers on subjects ranging from History, Practice, Understanding, and Future of Zarathushti Rituals.

This unique symposium will explore the views of Zarathushti clergies, scholars, and the community alike on the bearing of the inner and outer liturgical rituals on the perpetuation of the religion of Asho Zarathusht in North America.

 

 
       

PROGRAM

 
 

 

8:00 AM  
Registration open

8:45-9:00 AM
 

Benediction - Ervad Parvez Bajan

NAMC: Jehan Bagli

FEZANA: Firdosh Mehta

ZSO: Sam Vesuna

OZCF: Kobad Zarolia


9:00-10:00 AM
 

Session Chair - Ervad Soli Dastur

Speaker: Prof. Jamsheed Choksy

Title: Continuity and Change in Zoroastrian Praxis

10:00-10:15 AM
 COFFEE BREAK

10:15-11:15 AM
 

Session Chair – Ervad Jal Birdy

Speaker: Dr. Pallan Ichaporia

Title: Religion of Zarathushtra and Rituals


11:15-12:15 PM
 

Session Chair – Ervad Yezdi Antia

Speaker: Mobed Kamran Jamshedi

Title: A presentation of Tajiks and some of their tradition


12:15 - 1:15 PM
 LUNCH BREAK

1:15-2:15 PM
 

Session Chair – Ervad Behram Panthaky

Speaker: Prof. Almut Hintze

Title: Prophetic and Priestly Authority in Zoroastrianism


2:15-3:15 PM
 

Session Chair – Ervad Gev Karkaria

Speaker: Prof. Gernot Windfuhr

Title: The dialectic of Ritual acts and Ritual texts in the Yasna


3:15-3:30 PM
 TEA BREAK

3:30-4:30 PM
 
Session Chair – Ervad Adi Unwalla

Speaker: Ervad Parvez Bajan

Title: Historical Perspective of Zarathushti Rituals - Its Traditional Values, Spiritual Significance and Social relevance to the Past, Present and Future of the Faith.


4:30-5:50 PM
 

Moderator –Ervad Jehan Bagli

Discussion with Panel of Speakers and open forum


5:50-6:00 PM
 
Closing Remarks – Ervad Cawas Desai

7:00-9:00 PM  BANQUET

 

 
 

SPEAKERS

 
       

There will be six invited speakers. Presently following is the provisional slate of speakers.
 

 

About an hour will be allotted to each speaker
(Introduction
5 min. lecture 30-35 min. Q/A 20-25 min.)

 

 
       

WHEN & WHERE

 
 

The event will take place on Saturday the Easter weekend of April 19, 2003 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Ramada Hotel, Toronto Airport, 2 Holiday Drive, Toronto, Ontario. M9C 2Z7, Canada.

 

 
 

ACCOMMODATION

 
 


BOOKING TO BE DONE INDIVIDUALLY
.

RAMADA HOTEL, Toronto airport
TEL:+1(416)621-2121
; FAX:+1(416)621-9840   (Ask for “NAMC SEMINAR” )

RATE: CDN $89.00 +12% Tax
for Single/Double/Triple/Quad occupancy.
Maximum occupancy 4 persons per room.

Rooms must be booked before March 28, 2003.

Check in time 3pm. For early arrival inform while booking.

The event will take place on the Easter weekend of April 19, 2003 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Ramada Hotel, Toronto Airport, 2 Holiday Drive, Toronto, Ontario. M9C 2Z7, Canada.

 

 
 

TRANSPORTATION

 
 

For Complementary shuttle Service, from Airport to the Hotel, Go to Courtesy phones at “Arrival level” of the terminal, locate phone number and dial for RAMADA HOTEL Toronto airport.

 

 
 

REGISTRATION FORM & FEES

 
 

The date for early bird registration is set as February 15, 2003.



                                            BEFORE FEBRUARY 15, 2003         AFTER FEBRUARY 15, 2003
Regular Registration:
           US$ 50.00 / CA$ 70.00                      US$ 70.00 / CA$ 95.00
Banquet Only:                         US$ 25.00 / CA$ 30.00                      US$ 30.00 / CA$ 35.00
Student Registration:           US$ 35.00 / CA$ 50.00                      US$ 35.00 / CA$ 50.00

Full Time students attending recognized educational institution may register for the seminar at the Student Fee.

Fees will include attendance to lectures, morning and afternoon coffee break, lunch and banquet. The attendance will be limited to about 250 persons on first come first served bases. The seminar is open to all. Each individual including Mobeds will register for attending the seminar.
 

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DONATIONS

 
 

The success of any such venture is proportional to the financial support it receives from the Zarathushti community and their friends. We appeal to all North American Zarathushtis to look within their heart to extend their generosity to support our efforts to perpetuate the religion of Zarathushtra.

Donations over a $100.00 will be acknowledged publicly. All donations from Canada to N.A.M.C are tax deductible.


Please make your cheque payable to: "N.A.M.C" marked RITUAL SYMPOSIUM and mail to:
Ervad Gev Karkaria 38, Brome Street, Kirkland, QUEBEC, H9J 2N3,CANADA

 

 
 

DIRECTIONS & MAP

 
  Ramada HOTEL
2 Holiday Drive, Ramada Hotel Toronto Airport
ON. M9C-2Z7
CANADA

Phone: 416-621-2121
Toll Free: 1-888-298-2054
Fax: 416-621-9840
Email: avarires@on.aibn.com


 Driving Directions:

---North---
Hwy 427 South (take the collector lanes towards Burnhampthorpe Drive); exit Holiday Drive; Property 0 km from exit

---South---
Hwy 427 North; exit Burnhamthorpe Road West:right onto The West Mall road and then Right onto Holiday Drive... Property 1 km from exit

---East---
Hwy 401 West; exit 427 South (take the collector lanes towards
Burnhapthorpe Drive)..take Holiday Drive; Property 0 km from exit

---West---
Hwy 401 East; exit 427 South (take the collector lanes towards
Burnhapthorpe Drive)......take Holiday Drive Property 0 km from exit

---Airport---
Pearson Airport - Hwy 427 South; (take the collector lanes towards
Burhamthorpe Road).....then exit Holiday Drive.. Property 0 km from exit

CLICK HERE FOR AN INTERACTIVE MAP!

 

 
 

 For more information contact:
Er. Jehan Bagli  TEL:+1(905)855-1132 or email at jbagli@rogers.com


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